Wednesday, 19 January, 2022
TopicRivers

Topic: Rivers

China’s parliament approves Five-Year Plan to build dam on Brahmaputra in Tibet region

India and Bangladesh have earlier raised concerns over China building the dam on the lower reaches of the Brahmaputra. Beijing has said it would keep their interests in mind.

Water bodies running dry at alarming rate due to groundwater depletion, reveals study

Additional effects of groundwater depletion include a sudden sinking of a chunk of land, which increases risk of floods.

Govt sanctions Rs 5,800 crore for cleaning 34 polluted river stretches, Ganga excluded

The Centre has already released Rs 2,522 crore out of the sanctioned amount under the National River Conservation Plan (NRCP).

Indian states have fought over shared rivers for long. Modi must make them cooperate now

The political process under Modi must redefine the Centre-state division of powers on rivers, or take up water agenda along the lines of GST reforms.

Water could become the major flash point between India and Pakistan besides Kashmir

As rivers and taps run dry, trouble is brewing over hydroelectric projects India is building along the Chenab River that Pakistan says will impact its water supply.

On Camera

YourTurn

What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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